TIL of Cunningham’s Law: “The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.”
TIL that when CS Lewis went to an elite English boarding school in 1913, he found that homosexual relationships among students were “not [frowned upon as seriously as] wearing one’s coat unbuttoned.”
TIL there’s a word for the smell of earth after rain… ‘Petrichor’
Til that in a village in India’s poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice (22.4 tonnes on 1 hectare of Land)– with no GM, and no herbicide
TIL that contrary to popular belief, plastic cutting boards are more likely to harbor bacteria than wood ones. New plastic boards are easier to clean, but ones with cuts are nearly impossible to completely disinfect, whereas wood ones absorb and kill bacteria, regardless of age or use.
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TIL that in the late 19th early 20th it was believed that masturbation caused cancer of the womb, urinary diseases, nocturnal emissions, impotence, epilepsy, insanity, and mental and physical debility